OMNeT++ Community Summit 2017

Successor of the International Workshop on OMNeT++

University of Bremen – Germany – September 07 - 08


The fourth OMNeT++ Community Summit will be held at the University of Bremen in Germany on Thursday and Friday, September 07 - 08, 2017.

OMNeT++ is a public-source, component-based, modular and open-architecture simulation environment with strong GUI support and an embeddable simulation kernel. It is designed to simulate discrete event systems, with the simulation of communication networks as one of its primary application areas.

In continuation of the history of the International Workshop on OMNeT++ and three very successful editions of its reincarnation, the OMNeT++ Community Summit, we continue on the path of holding a yearly, open meeting for all members of the OMNeT++ community with less costs and more interaction between the participants. The Community Summit provides a forum for tutorials, discussion sessions and presentations on recent developments and novel ideas in the area of simulation and modeling, with a focus on the OMNeT++ simulation environment.

The first three Summits in Hamburg, Zurich, and Brno were huge successes with lively discussions, keynotes, tutorials and panels, as well as presentations and demonstrations of ongoing and finalized research covering many aspects of OMNeT++-related research. The 2017 event continues to expand the idea of a yearly community summit by explicitly addressing the interaction through tutorials and panels with additional discussion slots while keeping the extended 2-day time frame of the last summits.

Dates and Deadlines
June 23rd, 2017
June 30th, 2017
August 01st, 2017
August 21st, 2017
September 7/8, 2017

Bremen Town Hall and St. Petri Cathedral (© Juergen Howaldt @ Wikimedia)
Campus of the University of Bremen (© Kai Bojens / Patrick Meiss @ Wikimedia)
River Weser (© Philipp Hertzog @ Wikimedia)


The OMNeT++ summit unites users, developers, and researchers to discuss applications, developments, and ideas on the topics of integrating simulation models, coupling different simulation tools and providing more accurate and more efficient modeling approaches and simulation models.

We invite researchers and users alike to submit one or more of the following three contribution types:

  • Full papers (max. 4 pages) cover research and/or describe ongoing work or finalized results. Full papers that are accepted and presented at the summit will appear in the summit proceedings and be submitted to arXiv.
  • Short abstracts (max. 1 page) provide an overview of a proposed presentation or demo. Authors may find this format suitable for design proposals, for preliminary or more narrowly focused work, for case studies, or to highlight OMNeT++-related results in work that has been published elsewhere. Short abstracts will be invited as either a presentation or a poster and will be included in the summit proceedings without an independent inclusion in arXiv.
  • Proposals for tutorials, demonstrations, coding sessions, discussion panels, and other interactive community activities can be submitted via e-mail to the organizers. Decisions about including proposals in the proceedings will be made by the organizers on a per-case base.

All submissions should be of interest to the OMNeT++ community. We welcome case studies that employ OMNeT++ in the evaluation of systems as well as contributions addressing general questions of OMNeT++-based simulations. For model-centric submissions we ask the author(s) to publicize source code at the time of submission on a platform of choice.

Submissions will be checked by the technical program committee and the organizers. Individual contributions will be invited as oral presentations, demos, tutorials or panels, depending on the submission type and the expected interest for the OMNeT++ community. We will provide poster presentation slots for all interested participants.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, evaluation, and validation of simulation models
  • Comparison with other simulation / emulation tools
  • Parallel simulation and simulation control
  • Integration of hardware-specific code
  • Simulative approaches to performance evaluation
  • Cross-layer protocol design methodologies
  • Simulation credibility and validation
  • Use of discrete event simulation in other domains
  • Integration with other simulation tools
  • Result interpretation and analysis
  • Modeling techniques, incl. stochastic and hybrid modeling
  • Simulation in the loop
  • Industrial applications and use cases
  • Experiences on contributions to international standards
    (e.g., IEEE and IETF) and / or patents


Authors are encouraged to submit their tutorial / demo / discussion proposals as well as research abstracts describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or venue, addressing state-of-the-art research and topics as listed. If a submission extends work described in a previous publication of their own, we strongly encourage authors to include a citation to that publication.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via EasyChair.

Full papers and short abstracts should be prepared with the IEEE conference proceedings template, available online. Please prepare your submission with an A4 page size and the conference mode enabled. You can indicate which type of submission you provide during the submission process (e.g., academic or industry).

Submissions that are accepted and presented at the community summit will appear in the proceedings. The proceedings will be published as a technical report on the OMNeT++ website. All presented full papers will also be submitted to arXiv for indexing. Copyrights will remain solely with the authors. This allows for a publication of revised versions at other venues.

Register your submission until June 23rd, 2017.
Submission Deadline is June 30th, 2017.


The 4th OMNeT++ Community Summit will take place at the University of Bremen in Germany.

On-Site Location:

University of Bremen - Building "Cartesium (CART)"

Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5, 28359 Bremen

OpenStreetMap Link

Accommodation Information

Information about accommodation options and hotel recommendations will follow soon.

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Bremen City Information

Information will follow soon.

Travel Information

If you plan to arrive by plane:

  • Bremen Airport (BRE):
  • Hanover Airport (HAJ):
  • Hamburg Airport (HAM):
If you plan to arrive by train:

  • Connections by train to Bremen are manifold.
  • Details will follow.
If you plan to arrive by bus:

  • There are coach services from various European destinations.
  • Additional information will follow.


Founding Chair
Community Summit Organizers

Technical Program Organizers
Publicity Organizer

Technical Program Committee
  • Lucia Lo Bello (University of Catania, Italy)
  • Claudia Campolo (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy)
  • Laura Marie Feeney (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Michael Frey (HU Berlin, Germany)
  • Florian Kauer (TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany)
  • Marcel Marek (University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Yutaka Matsubara (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Cyriel Minkenberg (Rockley Photonics Inc., USA)
  • Thi Mai Trang Nguyen (UUPMC - LIP6, France)
  • Christoph Sommer (University of Paderborn, Germany)
  • Mirko Stoffers (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Marco Tiloca (RISE SICS, Sweden)

In case you want to contact the organizers, feel free to write an e-mail to: [email protected].


The OMNeT++ Community Summit 2017 is sponsored. No registration fees will apply.

We would like to thank the Communication Networks Working Group located at the Faculty of Physics and Electrical Engineering of the University of Bremen for their support in hosting the summit.

University of Bremen - Communication Networks Working Group